The Monster Slayer

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The Monster Slayer

Your journey starts as you walk life’s path learning about yourself.
You encounter ups and downs, twists and turns.
Mountains and hills, meadows and valleys.
You journey on conquering all that crosses your path.
One day the sky darkens darker then night.
And you stumble across a mighty monster.
It looks down upon you with a wicked sneer.
Its leering eyes hold the promise of a deadly fate.
You stand there on trembling legs.
Such a monster has never crossed your path before.
Huge and menacing, vicious and sadistic.
It looms over you getting ever closer.
Circling you closing in to trap you where you stand.
Sharp gnashing teeth gleam down at you.
Sleek and wet with the desire to consume all of you.
Staring into the eyes of the beast.
You see the reflection of a anxious, meek being.
Shaking and unsure, frozen in fear, wide eyed and terrified.
Seeing yourself so weak in the monsters gaze ignited something deep in your belly.
Suddenly a great power engulfs your whole inner being.
You are strong, you are incredible, you are courageous.
You are worthy of living on past this moment.
You will not let this monster appease its appetite with you.
You become poised to defend your life.
From the darkness that awaits it from behind this evil creatures eyes.
As the beast advances with a striking attack.
You counter with one of your own.
Slashing and clawing, stabbing and biting.
You rage a mighty war against this overwhelming demon.
And when the dust finally settles.
And the sun shines brilliantly in the sky above.
You find yourself wounded but standing tall.
With the horrid monster slain at your feet.
Staring into the clear blue sky over head.
You inhale deep breaths of hope and triumph.
Stepping over the heap of what was.
You stride with powerful steps down the path of your life.
Knowing more about yourself now than you ever have before.


Submitted: April 21, 2012

© Copyright 2022 Stephie Ann Gardner. All rights reserved.

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Stormbird Throneshaker

This monster could be the other dark half of ourselves.
Amazingly awesome. I like it rather well.

Mon, April 30th, 2012 12:34am

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Thanks :)

Mon, April 30th, 2012 12:35am

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